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Woman Left Lying In Road After Hit And Run

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1:32pm 16th December 2013

A woman's been knocked off her moped and left lying in the road after a hit and run near Dorchester.

Police say it happened around 7am on Wednesday the 11th December.

The 32-year-old woman from Dorchester was riding her grey Peugeot moped along an unnamed road between the A35 and Muckleford, outside Hampton Farm.

Police Constable James Prowse, of Dorchester police, said: "This was an extremely callous act by the other driver who would have known that they were involved in a collision.

"The victim was left lying in the middle of the road in dark foggy conditions and she was unable to give the emergency services her exact location. A search was initiated and she was located a short time later.

"Despite her injury she managed to get to the side of the road - it was fortunate that she was wearing reflective clothing.
"The driver of the other vehicle has shown a complete disregard for the moped rider and has driven off without leaving any details or checking on her welfare.

"I am appealing to that driver to do the right thing and to contact police.

"This incident could have easily had a far more tragic outcome and I am appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible.

"All calls will be treated in confidence."

No arrests have been made.

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